Homemade Skunk Shampoo

The ingredients:

  • 1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (available at any pharmacy)
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap

Wearing rubber gloves. Wash your dog with this solution immediately after they have been sprayed. DO NOT get the solution in the eyes.

Step 1: Clean and rinse

Rub the mixture through the fur, but don’t leave it on too long (peroxide can bleach fur). Rinse thoroughly.

Step 2: Shampoo

Next, wash your dog with pet shampoo and rinse thoroughly. By now, they should be de-skunked and smelling sweet. Thoroughly towel-dry your dog, and be sure to place them in a warm, sunny room for the next couple of hours so that they don’t get chilled.

Owner cleanup

If your dog rubbed some of the stink onto you, you can rid your clothes of the smell by using regular laundry detergent mixed with a half-cup of baking soda.

Written by Justine Campbell RVT